Lahiri finishes 46th, Rai at 6th

Aaron Rai

Aaron Rai

Aaron Rai, a 26-year-old Englishman of Indian origin, with two European titles to his name, shot 67-68-68-72 (13-under 273) to finish in a tie for 6th, at the US$ 8.4mn Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, San Diego in California. Rai was two strokes out of the playoff between Will Zalatoris and Luke List, which List won with a birdie on the first extra hole.

Rai, who collected a cheque of US$ 265,020 (₹2 crores approx) for his efforts, is a two-time winner on the European Tour and a three-time winner on the European Challenge Tour. He is playing his first full season on the PGA Tour after coming through the Korn Ferry Tour finals at the end of 2021. 

Sahith Theegala, another Indian-origin golfer from California, who was formerly the American Collegiate Player of the Year, shot 67-68-73-71 (9-under 279) to finish tied-25th. Theegala’s tour-leading streak of 314 holes without a three-putt came to an end in the third round. 

Meanwhile Anirban Lahiri, who was playing in his eighth event of the season, shot 71-70-72-70 (5-under 283) to finish tied-46th

Photo – PGA Tour

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